Elsie Maude Bryne, of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at the age of 78 years.
Elsie was born and raised in Calgary. She married Dick Bryne in 1949. They owned and operated Allan’s Flowers from 1960 – 1975 and then retired to the Shuswap lake area where they established many close friends. Following the death of Dick, Elsie returned to Calgary and had resided at Calvanna Village where she met many new friends. Elsie’s spunk, cuteness, sense of humour and caring way was appreciated by all who knew and loved her.
Elsie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Rick and Gail Bryne of Saskatoon, SK and a daughter and son-in-law; Cathryn and Jim Webster of Calgary, AB. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Art Ruegg of Vancouver, BC and sister-in-law, Helen Dorward of Burnaby, BC. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Dick Bryne in 2002 and her brother Bill Dorward in 1992.
Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle, N.W.) on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403) 205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca., or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca., or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E.;, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Elsie Bryne, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.